1914. With the outbreak of war on the Continent, Erasmus Darwin finds himself on the Western Front: frightened, appalled, and alone apart from a few pals who don't understand his pacifism. Soon however he finds himself entangled in a secret mission the like of which has never been attempted, one which stretches his pacifism to the limit...
In 2100 life is dominated by vast, unknowable AIs that run most of the world and transform every society they touch. When suspicions of a Chinese conspiracy seem substantiated, a data detective, a rebel monk, and a carer and her profoundly disabled brother decide they must oppose it. Yet in doing so they find themselves facing something the world has never seen before...
1915: Following a horrific experience at Verdun, Private Tommy Catkins is sent to a mysterious island hospital in Wiltshire, where he is subjected to the primitive treatments of the era. But the island appears to be a portal to the enigmatic land of Onderwater... Will Tommy be tempted, or will the love of Nurse Vann pull him back to reality, and recovery?
Can Erasmus and Roka overcome the fiendish defences of the Factory? Will the diabolical agents of the Clockwork Garden stop them, or will Sir Tantalus himself step in? Who will learn the Factory's terrible secrets? The final part of a breathtaking adventure through an alternative Edwardian Britain and beyond, where clockwork automata and their makers threaten to change the world forever.
With the diabolical agents of the Clockwork Garden on their trail and Sir Tantalus Blackmore's crooked men closing in, Kora and her friend Erasmus Darwin must survive from day to day and try to uncover the monstrous plots surrounding them. A breathtaking adventure through an alternative Edwardian Britain and beyond, where clockwork automata and their makers threaten to change the world forever.
A girl with two souls and a father who will stop at nothing, gets drawn into a breathtaking adventure through an alternative Edwardian Britain and beyond, where clockwork automata and their makers threaten to change the world forever.
The story of a couple of itinerant street musicians, a mysterious Japanese dog, an enigmatic nexus wizard, and a nexus revolution that threatens to cover Africa, and perhaps the whole world. A fast-paced, philosophical thriller that takes the reader across the globe through a post-oil world of danger, surprise and possibility.
AI or BI? Artificial intelligence or beautiful intelligence? The race to create a sentient machine is headed by two teams, but with a Japanese chase team close on their heels, will either be successful before they are trapped and caught? A fast-paced, philosophical thriller that confronts questions of how we will create artificial sentience, and whether it will be beautiful.
What is love? One evening at the Suicide Club three gentlemen discuss this age-old problem, and thus a wager is made. Dissolute fop Sheremy Pantomile, veteran philosopher Kornukope Wetherbee and down-on-his-luck Velvene Orchardtide all bet their fortunes on finding the answer amidst the dark alleys of a phantasmagorical Edwardian London. But then, overnight, London Town is covered in hair...
"The fate of all those who enter Moongolia is to die." Follow the surreal and highly improbable journey of Victorian explorers Pharaday Lemmington and Franclin Spar-Turney as they investigate the truth of the secret Himalayan city of Xana-La. A surreal and mysterious short story - and the originator of the full-length novel Hairy London.
Zaïdmouth's five communities are intertwined by artificial flower networks so complex they combine to create the virtual realities through which Zaïdmouth is run. Yet into this vivid world a bad seed is about to be sewn. Set in a vibrant future world, Flowercrash is the new novel from the acclaimed author of Memory Seed and Glass.
A plague is spreading through the city of Cray. Nobody knows its origin and nobody has discovered a cure. Cray is dying. Of glass. As the city's ruling council resorts to increasingly desperate measures to maintain order, two people's lives are about to change...
There is one city left, and soon that will be gone, for the streets of Kray are crumbling beneath a wave of exotic and lethal vegetation threatening to wipe out the last traces of humanity. In the desperate struggle for survival most Krayans live from day to day, awaiting salvation from their goddesses or the government. A compelling first novel set on a world both deadly and fascinating.
Europe, 2049. Nulight, a Tibetan refugee and notorious underground record company owner, emerges from an obscure Berlin night club realising that an alien invasion is imminent. Or is he hallucinating? A unique vision of future invasion and future music from the author of Memory Seed and Glass.